What does ADVOWSON mean?

ADVOWSON meaning in General Dictionary

the best of providing to a vacant benefice or residing the church Originally the relation of a patron advocatus or protector of a benefice and therefore privileged to nominate or give it

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  • just the right in English law of providing a nominee to a vacant ecclesiastical benefice
  • the best of presenting to a vacant benefice or surviving in the church. [initially, the relation of a patron (advocatus) or protector of a benefice, and thus privileged to nominate or present to it.]

ADVOWSON meaning in Law Dictionary

In English ecclesiastical law. The proper of presentation to a church or ecclesiastical benefice; the right of showing a fit individual the bishop, is by him admitted and instituted to a specific benefice inside the diocese, which includes become vacant. 2 Bl. Comm. 21; Co. Litt. 1196, 120a. Anyone enjoying this right is known as the "patron" (patronus) for the chapel, and had been previously termed "advocatus," the supporter or defender, or in English, "advowee." Id.; 1 Crabb, genuine Prop, p. 129,


ADVOWSON meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) The best of providing to a vacant benefice or located in the church. [initially, the relation of a patron (advocatus) or protector of a benefice, and so privileged to nominate or present to it.]


Sentence Examples with the word ADVOWSON

At what period the right of advowson arose is uncertain; it was probably the result of gradual growth.

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